The Search for Happiness

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Apr 07 2013

Reaching Out to the 2013 Newbs

Spring Break

Wow, I’ve done a bad job blogging my first year of teaching. I have 5 weeks of school left and I haven’t written a single blog entry all year. I’ve thought about doing it a few times throughout the year, but honestly it always just seemed like ONE MORE THING to pile on my plate, and I never had time to do it… Or when I did, I wanted a break from thinking about teaching.
Last year around this time I was reading TFA blogs and feeling incredibly disheartened and scared. Most of the blogs I ran across were “Why I decided to quit TFA!” or “Why this has been the most miserable experience of my life!” I remember thinking, is that going to be me?! Am I going to hate TFA? Should I even do this?
Well, newbies rejoice, because I am here to tell you that those things did not…

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Mar 12 2012

Hello Teach for America!

A few days ago I was shaking and felt sick to my stomach as I logged into my email account to find out whether I’d been accepted or rejected by Teach for America. I’ve known I wanted to join the corps for YEARS, and I put so much effort and hope into the application and…

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I'm 25, a biology major, and originally from Portland, Oregon. Now I'm in Tulsa, Oklahoma teaching the 4th grade, which I love.


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